More than 60 injured after Peruvian earthquake
Jan 30, 2012, 17:35 GMT
Lima - More than 60 people were injured Monday after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in southern Peru, reported broadcaster RPP, citing civil defence authorities.
The epicentre was reported about 15 kilometres from the city of Ica, at a depth of 40 kilometres. Ica lies to the south of the capital, Lima. It stuck shortly after midnight (0500 GMT), reported the IGP geophysical institute.
Multiple houses were reported damaged in Ica, while the hospital had treated between 60-70 wounded, said Alonso Navarro Cabanillas, a regional official. Power was out across the region.
Fear of further quakes led many people to spend the night outdoors, reported RPP.
In 2007, an earthquake near Ica killed 600 people.